Rsearch Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

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Rsearch Engineer


Eglin Afb, FL 

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Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? Join our team at Eglin AFB located in Florida where we work to support the Air Force mission. We invite qualified candidates to apply for our Research Engineer opening This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

This position is located at Eglin AFB, Florida. • Non-Supervisory Aerospace Research Engineer, Mechanical Research Engineer, Research Physicist, Computational Research Engineer, or a General Research Engineer for a mid-level position in support of the Science and Technology Division (RWT), Computational Engineering Sciences Branch (RWTC) at Eglin AFB, in Valparaiso, Florida. The incumbent will perform physics-based Modeling and Simulation of energetic material effects in ordnance systems and subsystems and perform research in the automation of weapon design simulations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications (R2/R3):
• Must have demonstrated proficiency in the use of physics-based, high-fidelity modeling and simulation software for the analysis of high strain rate solid mechanics, shock physics, detonation, blast, or compressible reacting flow.
• Knowledge of dynamic, high strain, high strain rate Modeling and Simulation techniques.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• US Citizenship.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
• Must possess a Masters degree in Science or Engineering (S&E) from an accredited academic institution. Applicant must list degree information on resume to include any professional military education.

R2 level
A minimum of 2 years of related experience in addition to a Masters degree in Science, Engineering, or related filed from an accredited academic institution; or a PhD and 1 year of related experience.

R3 level
A minimum of 7 years of related experience in addition to a Masters degree in Science, Engineering, or related filed from an accredited academic institution; or a PhD and 6 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Preferred Qualifications (R2)
• Experience calibrating product Equations of State or Reactive Flow models for explicit hydrodynamics simulations.
• PhD in engineering, physics, or related discipline from an accredited school
• Program Management techniques and practices
Knowledge of:
• Shockwave physics
• High speed combustion
• Computational Modeling and Simulation Techniques
• Eulerian or LaGrangian continuum mechanics
• Molecular, Meso, and/or Continuum scale Modeling, Simulation & Analysis
• Equation of State, Reactive Burn, and/or Constitutive material model development for munition materials
• Industry or government Finite Element, Hydrocode, and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics software packages
• Pre-processing and post processing techniques of Computational Modeling, Simulation & Analysis
• Python, Matlab or other common scripting language
• AF munition full scale and sub scale testing processes and techniques
• Munition shock and impulse Modeling, Simulation & Analysis techniques
• Munition blast wave propagation & product flow in confined and open spaces

Preferred Qualifications (R3) (In addition to those listed above)
o Experience working with or within the Department of Defense research community
o Experience with developing and maintaining close liaison relationships with industry, academia and other Government agencies for Science and Technology (S&T).
o Experience with publication in recognized S&T journals.
o Cultivates and sustains a professional environment of cooperation, cohesion and teamwork.
o Team building within a research community with communication skills to navigate creative tension and differences of opinions.
o Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.